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Mayor Gray, University presidents pledge to make DC the 'Greenest College Town in America'
Date:2/29/2012

its own commitments and goals for sustainability. Examples of these CUSP commitments include:

  • Achieve LEED certification on all new construction and major renovations;
  • Purchase renewable energy;
  • Employ District of Columbia residents in positions directly related to sustainability;
  • Provide students with sustainability-related service learning opportunities in the District.
  • Reduce stormwater runoff;
  • Use tap water instead of bottled water;
  • Support faculty who engage in sustainability related teaching and research;
  • Implement LEED compliant cleaning program, policies and procedures.

This higher education sector pledge can help drive citywide engagement and progress toward Sustainable DC goals.

"Though our work together on the College and University Sustainability Pledge, the higher education community will be able to strengthen our collective commitment to creating and implementing environmentally sustainable practices across our campuses and throughout the District of Columbia, in support of Mayor Gray's vision of making our city the greenest in America," said John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

As a sector, universities in the District are already leading in the area of sustainability. LEED-certified buildings, solar panels and green roofs grace several campuses throughout the city. Universities are already using renewable energy, have announced carbon neutral plans and are reducing their carbon footprint. Sustainable initiatives at the District's colleges and universities already include:

American University announced plans to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions and become a carbon-neutral campus by 2020. AU is already reducing energy consumption, using wind power for 100% of its purchased electricity, exploring large-scale renewable energy development in the DC
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Contact: Maralee Csellar
csellar@american.edu
202-885-5950
American University
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